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What is a Notary Public?

If you have ever wondered what notaries public in BC do, you are not alone! Our notaries at Letourneau Notary Corp are happy to explain the responsibilities of notaries public in British Columbia.

Firstly, a notary is not a lawyer. Notaries are not directly involved with contentious areas of law, such as personal injury, family law, or criminal law

Notaries public in British Columbia are authorized to offer services in two areas of law: planning documents and real estate transactions. As we focus on these two areas of law, we become highly experienced in them and strive to provide efficient and knowledgeable services to the general public. We are also continually upgrading our knowledge as being up to date with our practice is of high importance to us.

Notaries also assist in matters like power of attorney and representation agreements, witness affidavits, will preparation, and statutory declarations. A notary can provide effective and efficient service when it comes to dealing with these procedures, and can reduce expense, complications, and delays as well as conflict and misunderstanding.

Notaries public hold some important responsibilities.


  • Have sworn an oath in the Supreme Court of British Columbia to conduct ourselves with integrity and fairness;
  • Have trained to help clients in preparing wills, powers of attorney, refinancing, real estate transactions, and more;
  • Should be people you trust, who are practical, helpful, a problem solver, and genuinely care about and contribute to the wider community.

What is a Power of Attorney?

A common service we provide is powers of attorney. This document allows a person you trust to assist you with financial, property, and legal matters. For example, it allows next of kin or a trusted friend to access and handle your bank account on your behalf should you be incapacitated. At Letourneau Notary Corp, we can advise you on whom to appoint as your attorney.

For more information about notaries, visit The Society of Notaries Public of BC, our professional association. Of course, you are welcome to call us for answers to your questions or visit us if you believe our services may be of help.

An Established Tradition

We have supported our Salmon Arm community for years, and are proud to serve second-generation clients.

Letourneau Notary Corp

PO Box 3009

201-271 Ross Street NE

Salmon Arm, BC  V1E 4R8

Phone: 250-832-9319

Fax: 250-832-9788



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